To: President Fox & Board of Trustees

St. Lawrence University: Invest in our Futures

St. Lawrence University: Invest in our Futures

"Men [and women] make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better," quoted by Harry Truman.

President Fox and Board of Trustees, we urge that you divest our university's endowment away from any fossil fuel industry. There are many other corporations and industries on this planet that we can invest in.

Why is this important?

St. Lawrence has a moral and economic obligation to end all investments that benefit from exploiting the planet that cause climate change. "Green is an unofficial St. Lawrence color because environmental sustainability is more than a core value – it’s our way of life," if we are going to advertise this, then we should live up to our principles.

Climate change is the most serious problem humanity has ever faced. Now is the time to make changes, not tomorrow, not next year, and certainly not next generation. We have an obligation to ourselves and to future generations to act now.

We are not fighting for the planets existence, it will be around for billions of years. We are fighting for a habitable planet for human existence. Generations from now, when they will look back at our legacies, they will see that we rose to the great climate crisis and we overcame the largest challenge humanity has ever faced.

How it will be delivered

Through the student government and Board of Trustees.

St. Lawrence University, Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, United States

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Reasons for signing

  • Because this is the most important issue of our generation!
  • Interested in the future planet's well being. Love the environment! Want my grandchildren to experience everything that I have
  • An educational institution should use its money to promote green technologies, investing in improving our world. Institutions can carry great weight, and should use a higher moral and ethical standard to determine who they support.

Updates

2016-02-02 13:16:03 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2014-10-16 00:04:40 -0400

500 signatures reached

2014-03-18 07:00:51 -0400

100 signatures reached

2013-10-30 20:37:26 -0400

50 signatures reached

2013-10-30 00:50:11 -0400

25 signatures reached

2013-10-29 21:34:09 -0400

10 signatures reached